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Song

Song

As I walked in a garden green
I heard a singing girl,
her song a sure and silver line
which pulled me from the world
to where she sat, the flowers wild,
crooning to a little child-
Lull, lully, lully, lulla lay,
all words are living flesh today,
lull, lully, lalla lay.

I sat down underneath a tree.
For thirty years I’d walked
dragging my shadow after me
and never heard it talk,
but now it sighed upon the grass-
a child, a girl, is born today
and she is yours to take away,
lull, lully lully, lulla lay,
lull, lully, lalla lay.

My shadow turned into a babe.
I turned into a girl.
The song I sang was new to me,
yet I knew every word
and rocked the infant in my arms,
keeping her from harm.
Lull, lully, lully, lulla lay,
all words are living flesh today,
lull, lully, lalla lay.